by | 20 Jun 2022


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Technical Metals Group plans to create 120 jobs amid £3.5m investment

Technical Metals Group, which operates in the aerospace and space sectors has carried out major space projects in 2023, is to create up to 120 jobs and invest over £3.5m over the next three years. The company, which owns Technical Metals in Newtownards and Springco NI in Portadown, offers customers across the globe a range of solutions to all their aluminium manufacturing and finishing requirements.

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Technical Metals Group Sponsors QUB Knights Cheerleading Team

Technical Metals Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Queens University Belfast Knights Cheerleading Team.

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Springco Springs are going to Jupiter

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) mission to explore Jupiter and its largest moons has safely arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, where final preparations for its April 2023 launch, are now underway.

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Local Businesses Urged to Apply for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Entries are now open for the most prestigious awards available to UK businesses – and firms across the ABC area are being encouraged to apply for this year’s prize. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.


UK Space Conference 2023 Preview

This week marks the beginning of one of the most important events on the UK space calendar. Delegates of organisations from across the globe are expected to descend on the ICC in Belfast for 3 days from the 21st to the 23rd of November. For the first time ever, the UK Space Conference is coming to Northern Ireland ...

QPL: Northern Ireland’s biggest student rocketry team

Based in the Aerospace society at Queen’s University Belfast there is a small group of students who have one dream: to launch a rocket to space. At 100 km above sea level lies the Karman Line. Named after engineer and physicist Theodore Von Karman, this line marks what is commonly accepted to be the point at which ...

What do satellite constellations mean for the space industry?

As is the case with most things in the space agency, satellite constellations have been brought into the headlines recently by the actions of SpaceX. On paper, they offer low-latency internet anywhere in the world at a reduced cost by taking advantage of the economy of scale and launching thousands of satellites ...

Is smart manufacturing right for your business ?

As more and more aspects of our everyday life begin to incorporate smart technologies, it is surprising to see the manufacturing industry fall behind in the region of digitalisation. Historically, this sector has led the charge in advancing technology with innovation from the original industrial revolution causing ...

How Northern Ireland is preparing to join the space race

Throughout history, Northern Ireland has consistently punched above its weight in engineering with expertise in both precision engineering as well as large scale projects. This remains true to this day especially when looking at the aerospace sector with Spirit AeroSystems (formerly Bombardier) and Thales ...

Springco’s space heritage

With the recent success of India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar landing as well as Japan launching their own mission to the Moon, it is clear we are in the midst of a global space race the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the 1960s. Long duration missions such as the aforementioned lunar lander take …

Experiences of a UK Space Agency SPINtern

Space Placements in Industry (SPIN) is an initiative which has been connecting student talent with businesses in the space industry for the past decade. Run by the UK Space Agency and in conjunction with the Satellite Applications Catapult, the program selects university students from across the...